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Day: January 27, 2024


New Kogi gov appoints SSG, retains Yahaya Bello’s commissioners

Kogi State Governor, Usman Ododo, has announced the appointment of Dr. Folashade Ayoade as the Secretary to the State Government. Ayoade, who was the SSG in the last eight years of the immediate past Governor, Yayaha Bello, is from the…


Kano hisbah arrests 52 tricycle riders for ‘immoral haircuts

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested no fewer than 52 commercial tricycle operators popularly known as Yan Adaidaita Sahu over alleged “immoral haircuts”, selling illegal drugs and substances, as well as mixing opposite genders in their tricycles. The tricycle…


Two women arraigned for trafficking Osun lady to Libya

Two residents of Osogbo, Osun State, Akinniyi Temitope (41) and Abiodun Oluwakemi (31), on Thursday, appeared before a Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo for offences bordering on human trafficking. Details of the offences committed by the two women as…


Gunmen abduct Oyo PMS Chairman, Akintola

Unknown gunmen kidnapped Alhaji Akeem Akintola, the Oyo State Chairman, Tipper, Lorry, and Quarry Park Management System (PMS) on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akintola, popularly known as KUSO, was kidnapped at his residence in the…


Just In: Ododo sworn in as Kogi governor

Usman Ododo has been sworn in as the governor of Kogi State. Recall that he was declared winner of the 2023 governorship election in the state. Ododo, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, succeeds Yahaya Bello as Kogi…


OLUFON STOOL: Ruling House accuses First Class Monarch in Osun of Frustrating Selection Process

• Commend Government Officials, Kingmakers for Upholding Fairness A first class traditional ruler in osun state has been accused of meddling into the process of selecting the new OLUFON of Ifon-Osun by one of the ruling houses contesting for the…


Ibadan crash-landing: NCAA suspends Mattini Airline’s permit

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, on Friday, suspended the Permit for Non-Commercial Flight, PNCF, of Mattini Airline Services Limited, following the crash-landing of its private jet with 10 persons onboard in Ibadan. According to NCAA, the suspension will subsist…


US approves F-16 fighter jet sale to Turkey worth $23bn

The US government has approved the $23bn (£18bn) sale of 40 new F-16 fighter jets to Turkey – a move that had been long delayed – after Ankara ratified Sweden’s accession to Nato. The deal includes modernisation kits for 79…