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My Vision for Ekiti People by Dr Adedayo Kayode

by mustapha ogunsakin - 25 June 2017

Dr Victor Adedayo Kayode is one of the vibrant politicians that is interested in becoming Ekiti State governor in 2018. Dr Kayode, in his 50 is from Usi-Ekiti and has been in the middle of political struggle in Ekiti for a long time. He is an ardent promoter of justice, equity, and strongly believes in the...

Breaking News

“No Group Will Hold Nigeria to Ransom under My Watch”, Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday has warned that no group of insurgents will hold Nigeria to ransom under his watch. He therefore urge Nigerians and the whole world to be eternally vigilant, warning that terrorism has no boarders. This was contained in a statement released by the Special Adviser, Media, Mr Femi Adesina and personally signed by President Buhari, to commemorate the third anniversary...

Politics

NDDC Executes 742 Projects in Rivers

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has so far completed 742 infrastructural projects spread across the 23 Local Government Areas of Rivers State. The projects include regional roads, hospitals, bridges, electricity, shoreline protection, reclamation and school hostels. Speaking at the NDDC state office in Port Harcourt, the Representative of Rivers State on the board of the NDDC, Hon Harry...

Business

Businessman Discharged and Acquitted of Theft Charges

A  52-year-old businessman, Grant Samuel standing trial before an Ikeja High Court  over charges of theft was today discharged and acquitted by the court. Samuel, who lives on  No. 21, Sowemimo St., Ikeja, Lagos was charged for the theft of N6million money said to belong to one Babatunde Banjo. According to Miss O. Oddiri, the prosecuting counsel to the EFCC, Samuel sometime in April 2012, in...

Entertainment

Mercy Aigbe, Husband in Closed Session with Magistrate

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, and her estranged husband, Olanrewaju Gentry on Wednesday had a close door session in the chambers of the trial Chief Magistrate Folakemi Davies-Abegunde in the on going trial of the husband over domestic violence. Although Mercy Aigbe came late to court, her husband arrived as early as 9am. He was dressed in a white wool kaftan with a black and brown sandals. Gentry...

Health

How Dele Belgore Bribed Officials in Kwara 2015 Elections

The Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) on Thursday narrated to a Federal High Court, how an alleged bribe of $ 115 million doled out by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison -Madueke was distributed by a Kwara State lawyer and politician, Mr Dele Belgore SAN to officials and politicians in Kwara State. The money was meant to influence voters in the 2015 elections. EFCC...

Sports

Barcelona Targets Future Stars from Lagos Football Academy

One of the world’s biggest and most successful clubs, Barcelona, is launching a football academy in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. The academy, in Africa’s biggest city, is the first of its kind on the continent. It is modelled on Barcelona’s flagship La Masia Academy in Spain which has produced stars such as Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Xavi. Officially known as FCBEscola...

Tech

NADDC Reaffirms FG Support for Nigerian Auto Policy

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has dismissed insinuations that the Federal Government may have jettisoned the National Automotive Policy owing to discontented situation of the Nigerian economy at the moment. NADDC Director General, Engr. Aminu Jalal who recently refuted the allegation as baseless and unsubstantiated, said the Federal Government has already resolved...

Opinion

Who Is Afraid of Yemi Osinbajo?

Our people say a toad does not wander about in the afternoon for no good cause.  This is why we must examine the personal attacks that have been leveled against Professor Yemi Osinbajo, purportedly showing the disaffection of the “North”.  Like all things crooked, the more you look, the less you see! The more you look at the allegations that the promoters have maliciously published and disseminated...

local News

Police Arraigns House Breaker in Court

THE Commissioner of Police of Oyo State, Mr Abiodun Odude has dragged a 25 year old man, Mr Layi Okikiola Balogun to an Ibadan magistrate court for alleged house breaking and stealing. The defendant Okikiola was alleged to have on June 6,2016 broken into the one room apartment of a tenant in company of three others now at large at No. 6 Ondo street Old Bodija, Ibadan between  6am and 12noon. According...

News

Businessman Discharged and Acquitted of Theft Charges

A  52-year-old businessman, Grant Samuel standing trial before an Ikeja High Court  over charges of theft was today discharged and acquitted by the court. Samuel, who lives on  No. 21, Sowemimo St., Ikeja, Lagos was charged for the theft of N6million money said to belong to one Babatunde Banjo. According to Miss O. Oddiri, the prosecuting counsel to the EFCC, Samuel sometime in April 2012, in...

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