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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Final rites begin for Gani Adams’ installation

Otunba Gani Adams

The final rites for the installation of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland will begin on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Since he was designated as the Aare Ona Kakanfo in 2017 by the Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi II, Adams had been engaged in several processes that will lead to his ...

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AUPCTRE, ERA, others kick against national assets sale

ERA national assets

After the New Year break, the Federal Government may have some axe to grind with Nigerians if it goes on with its proposed sale of national assets to finance budgets. It will have to contend with different labour unions, associations and civil society organisations (CSOs) who have mapped out plan of action to stop the proposed sale of national assets. ...

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CDHR flays controversial NGO bill

Yakubu Dogara

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has maintained that the Bill for an Act for the Establishment of the Non-Governmental Organisations Regulatory Commission, proposed by the House of Representatives, to regulate non-governmental organisations (NGOs), is apparently orchestrated to repress the voice of the people and subjugate civil society groups in Nigeria. According to the CDHR, the bill ...

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Gov Akeredolu to deliver 2nd SAFFGLIA African Leadership Lecture

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

All is sets for the 2nd Annual SAFFGLIA African Leadership Lecture to be delivered by Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, the Executive Governor, Ondo State, at the University of Lagos on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The theme of the lecture, under the chairmanship of Professor Yemi  Ogunbiyi, Pro Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife is: “The Youth and the Challenge of Bridging Credible ...

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I don’t know Kanu’s whereabouts, says lawyer

Nnamdi Kanu

Lead counsel to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 told the Federal High Court that he had no information about his client’s whereabouts. Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who came to court with other lawyers in his team, immediately after announcing his appearance, declared that he was appearing for Kanu who “is presently ...

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Court orders interim attachment of firm’s funds to EFCC

Federal High Court

The Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered the interim attachment of funds allegedly belonging to an oil company, Ontario Oil and Gas, over alleged fraudulent sale of refined petroleum. The trial judge, Hadiza Shagari, made the order, following an ex parte application filled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking attachment of the funds. The commission, in the ...

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Evans’ suspected accomplice sues Police over continued detention

Evans kidnapper

Mr Emeka Arinze, a suspected accomplice of alleged Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike also known as Evans, on Monday, October 16, 2017 sued the Police before a Federal High Court, Lagos seeking his immediate release from detention. Arinze, in the suit, filed on his behalf by Mr. Ogedi Ogu is claiming the sum of N100 million and a public apology from ...

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Go and defend yourselves, court tells Akpobolokemi, others

Federal High Court

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos has dismissed the “no case” submission filed by the embattled former director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, and others. The court instead held that they should go and defend themselves in the alleged N2.6 billion fraud leveled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ...

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Shell donates labs, ICT centre to Ogun community school

Shell Gas

The Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) has donated an ultra-modern ICT Centre and science laboratories to African Church Community Secondary School in Ewupe, a community hosting the company’s facilities in Ota area of Ogun State. The donation was the second phase of SNG’s intervention in the school to bring it to a competitive standard. The company had in 2016 donated a ...

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Biosafety agency donates relief materials to victims of terror attacks

relief materials

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has donated some food items and relief materials to victims of terrorism and insurgency in the country. Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the NBMA, Dr Rufus Ebegba, while handing over the items to the Executive Director, Victims Support Fund (VSF), Sunday Ochoche in Abuja on Thursday, October 12 2017, said the issues of victims ...

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