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Oyo clears air on Olubadan stool rumour

The Oyo State government has absolved itself from the rumoured plan to stop or scuttle the ambition of anyone to become the next Olubadan. A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Dotun Oyelade, said that the government…

16 die in China shopping complex fire

Sixteen people have died in China after a fire incident at a shopping centre. Reports had it Thursday morning that the incident occurred at the shopping mall on Wednesday in the southwestern Chinese city of Zigong. Firefighters got to the…

Herders’ eviction notice: Give Tinubu more time, YCE tells Igboho

THE Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, yesterday, pleaded with the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho to see the outcome of the newly created Ministry of Livestock before issuing an eviction notice to Fulani herders in the zone….

Tinubu names Walson-Jack new Head of Service

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, with effect from August 14, 2024. Walson-Jack’s appointment was announced in a statement by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media…

It’s fake news, Ooni’s palace denies marriage trending story 

The Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Osun State has denied allegations of a marriage scam involving the monarch, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, describing the story as fake news. In a statement sent to PUNCH Online on Thursday the Director of…

Why Edo activist’s son killed father with sledgehammer – Police

The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday said Arthur Angel Jr., the 17-year-old son of the 70-year-old deceased human rights activist, Arthur Judah Angel, killed his father with a sledgehammer over monetary demand at Ugboha, in Esan South East Local…

Court remands man over alleged assault

Thirty-year-old Adebayo Samson was on Wednesday arraigned by the Lagos State Police Command for alleged assault and theft. He was arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court, Yaba, before Magistrate O.Y. Adefope. The defendant was charged with two counts of assault…

Police hunt ‘area boys’ for killing final-year Bayelsa varsity student over N150 levy

There is outrage in Amassoma, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State following the stabbing to death on Monday of a final-year student of the Niger Delta University. Community sources who spoke to our correspondent on Wednesday said the…

Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui convicted in $1b fraud scheme

A wealthy Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, a self-styled opponent of the authorities in Beijing, was found guilty of defrauding customers of more than $1 billion in a New York federal court on Tuesday, prosecutors said. Guo presented himself as a…

Eight arrested for cultism, drug peddling in Kogi poly

The joint security team of Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja, on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, arrested three students of the institution and five others suspected to be members of a secret society and hard drug peddlers. The arrests were made during…