Month: September 2021

How Baba Ijesha defiled minor, by forensic expert witness

A forensic report, presented by a prosecution witness, Mrs. Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode to Special Offenses Court in Ikeja, yesterday, revealed how the embattled Yoruba actor, Mr. James Omiyinka, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijesha’, inserted a car key into the vagina of a minor.   Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs. Olayinka Adeyemi, who led …

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Two die, buildings razed in Rivers tanker explosion

At least two people lost their lives, yesterday, in a petrol tanker explosion at Omurelu community in Ikwerre Local Government Council of Rivers State. Several buildings and other properties were razed in the incident, which took place in the early hours of Tuesday.   An eyewitness told The Guardian that the tanker carrying petroleum products …

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Akeredolu presents N191.6 billion 2022 budget to Assembly

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has presented a budget proposal of N191.6 billion for the 2022 fiscal year, tagged: “Budget of Economic Re-Engineering,” to the state House of Assembly.   Akeredolu, who was represented by the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, presented the budget proposal at the plenary in Igbatoro Road, Akure.   He …

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Lagos empowers residents with N100m to check poverty

Lagos State government, yesterday, kicked off distribution of N100 million worth of working equipment to over 1,000 indigent residents.   The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Cecilia Bolaji Dada, who disclosed this at the kick-off of the equipment at Mile 12, said the empowerment materials would be distributed across five locations. …

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FG plans re-equipping, increasing security personnel to tackle rising insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded arrangements to re-equip and increase security personnel to effectively tackle rising insecurity in the country, noting that the police force remains a crucial component of security architecture.   Buhari, who was represented by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the commissioning of Police Special …

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77 oil firms owe Nigeria $6.48b amid continuous borrowing

Finance, energy and tax experts, yesterday, raised concerns over the inability of the Federal Government to harness existing opportunities in the country before resorting to borrowing as oil companies operating in Nigeria are currently owing the country over $6.48 billion.   Apart from the oil and gas industry, many of the stakeholders insisted that borrowing …

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Anthony Joshua heads to hospital to check eye socket after losing titles

  Anthony Joshua, who has been dethroned as world boxing heavyweight champions, is set to go to the hospital to check a suspected broken eye socket. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, who made this announcement moments after he lost to Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine on Saturday in London, said also that his fighter was “devastated” by …

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BREAKING: Bandits free 10 more Kaduna Baptist students, keep 11

  The Christian Association of Nigeria on Sunday said ten more students of Bethel Baptist School in Kaduna State have been released. The Vice President of CAN (19 Northern States and Abuja) and its chairman in Kaduna State, Rev. Joseph John Hayab, said this in a short WhatsApp message to (NAN) He said, “Ten more …

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Araba Sey Adjudged ‘Flora Community Service Award’ Winner At 2021 Ghana Models Awards

Ghanaian international model Araba Sey, has won the Flora ‘Community Service’ Award at the just ended 4th edition of the Ghana Models Awards which came off on Saturday 18th September 2021 at the Accra City Hall inside the Accra Metropolitan Assembly Headquarters. She automatically becomes an ambassador for Flora Tissues as part of the responsibilities …

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IPOB bans Nigerian flag in S’East, declares sit-at-home protest Oct 1

  The Indigenous People of Biafra has banned the Nigerian flag in the South-East zone of the country. The secessionist group said the ban begins today, and also declared October 1 a sit-at-home day. Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra …

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