Man commits suicide because of financial challenges

Man commits suicide because of financial challenges

Michael Olanrewaju, Osogbo. A retired primary school teacher, Luqman Odewale, has been found hanging in Ejigbo, the headquarters of Ejigbo local government area of Osun state. The dangling body of the deceased, who left service in December 2012 was discovered by his eldest son at a neighbourhood known as Igboowa in Ejigbo town. The late
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Sign Peace Corps bill, royal father begs Buhari

President Mohammadu Buhari Ramat Mojoyinola, Katsina The Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Usman, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari assent to the Peace Corps bill passed by the National Assembly recently. The bill, which seeks to turn the Peace Corps, a non-government organisation, into a government paramilitary agency, had elicited mixed reactions from Nigerians. Proponents see
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Olojo: Beyond celebration of ‘first dusk and dawn’

Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi adorning ‘Are’ crown during 2016 Olojo Festival. Niyi Akande, Osogbo Olojo Festival, an annual cultural celebration to commemorate the creation of the first dusk and dawn in Ile Ife, ranks the biggest cultural celebration in the ancient town, that prides itself as the cradle of the Yoruba race. Thus,
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Hussein resumes as Commissioner in Aregbesola’s cabinet

Michael Olanrewaju, Osogbo. All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in July 8, Osun West Senatorial re-run election, Senator Mudashiru Hussein, may have resumed duties as Commissioner in Osun State Executive Council. Hussein took oath as commissioner in May and was assigned the portfolio of Cabinet Matters, making him the ‘supervisor’ of other commissioners. But Senator Hussein
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Kogi records 167 kidnap cases in 1 year

Saka Bolaji, MINNA Gov. Yahaya Bello The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has disclosed that before now the state had recorded about 167 cases of kidnapping in a year. He was however quick to add that the situation is changing, sequel to security synergy in the state. Bello made this known in an interview
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Why we arrest Ekiti finance commissioner, Accountant General -EFCC

EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu Cletus Idogo, Abuja. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of two key officials of the Ekiti State Government for alleged misuse of bailout funds. In a statement on Thursday evening, spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, identified the officials as the Commissioner for Finance and
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New Elegboro of Ijebu Jesa emerged

Michael Olanrewaju, Osogbo Osun state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola has approved the appointment of Prince Femi Agunloye as the new Elegboro of Ijebu-ijesa. This was contained in a letter dated 27th  September, 2017 signed by the Director of Chieftaincy Affairs, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Femi Ogundun. The appointment is in accordance
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Yoruba man will succeed Buhari in 2019 –Prophet

Rosana Olagunju, Lagos. Founder and General Overseer of Living Abundance (Mount Zion) Prophetic and Deliverance Ministry, Prophet Onyekachukwu Okolie, has claimed that God has shown him the next Nigerian president ahead of the 2019 presidential election. Okolie, who in 2019 prophesied the exit of President Goodluck Jonathan from office, said a Yoruba native would emerge
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I was the target of gunmen that attacked Olubadan’s palace, says Ladoja

Abiola Kolawole, Ibadan The Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land and former governor of Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, on Wednesday, alleged that the gunmen that stormed the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Monday, came to kill him. Some hoodlums had launched an attack on the palace on Monday during
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I have good reasons to depose you, Ajimobi tells Olubadan

Abiola Kolawole, Ibadan. The governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi has said he will not depose or sanction the Olubadan of Ibadanland despite having enough reasons to do so. The governor who noted that the office of the governor is higher and above other titles in the land noted that, he will never allow the
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Ayo Salami heads NJC corruption cases monitoring committee

Cletus Idogo, Abuja. The National Judicial Council on has appointed a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami (retd) to head its 15-member Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee. NJC had met last week to set up the committee and implement other new anti-corruption policies announced last week by the
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Kanu’s lawyers declare him missing, pleads with court to order Buratai to produce him

Nnamdi Kanu Rosana Martins, Lagos. Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, ‎Nnamdi Kanu, has been declared missing by his team of lawyers. The legal team led by Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, ‎said it had, therefore on Wednesday filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja praying for an order directing the Chief
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It is dangerous using broom to mash ‘ewedu,’ gastroenterologist warns

Ade Kolawole, Ibadan. Using a small bunch of broomsticks, known as ijabe, to mash ewedu (mallow-leaves) is very common among Nigerians when preparing the slimy soup. However, medical experts have said that the age-old practice is actually fraught with dangers. Ewedu is also known as Rama ayoyo among Hausa, while the Igbo call it Kerenkere.
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Saudi Arabia appoints first spokeswoman

Ridwan Busari with agency reports. Saudi Arabia appointed its first female spokesperson at its embassy in Washington, hours after Saudi women were granted the right to drive. “Proud to serve the @SaudiEmbassyUSA as the spokeswoman. I’m grateful for the opportunity, the support, and well wishes,” the spokeswoman, Fatimah Baeshen, wrote on Twitter. Baeshen previously worked
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