JEGEDE JUMPS FIRST HURDLE IN THE APPEAL COURT

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday gave leave to the replaced Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate for the November 26 election in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, to appeal against the Federal High Court’s order recognising Jimoh Ibrahim as the party’s authentic candidate. The three-man panel of the appeal court led by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, also granted similar application filed by Ahmed Makarfi and secretary of his faction, Ben Obi, to challenge Ibrahim’s candidacy. Acting on the orders made by Justice Okon Abang of the…

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YOUNG WOMAN RAPED TO DEATH IN OGUN

A woman in her late 20s has been confirmed dead after she was reportedly gang-raped in an abandoned building on Farawe Street, Agbado-Oja, in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State. It was gathered that the yet-to-be-identified-woman was found Unclad and unconscious in a pool of her blood inside a building. Punch reports that some children were playing football on a pitch near the building at about 6pm last Wednesday when their ball flipped into the building. One of them, who went to pick the ball, reportedly discovered the…

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PASTOR AYO ORITSEJAFOR’S WIFE CELEBRATES HIM AS HE ADDS ANOTHER YEAR, SEE PICS FROM THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

Former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria and Senior Pastor of the Word of Life Bible Church Warri, Ayo Oritsejafor, turns a year older today. And in light of that, his wife, Pastor Helen, took to her social media page to celebrate him with the loving words below; In a world of over 7 billion people, God made you special. He prepared you uniquely as a blessing to this galaxy, a messenger to this world, a father to your children, a mentor, a motivator, a preacher, my boyfriend and…

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MAN REMANDED IN PRISON FOR THREATENING TO KILL HIS PARENTS

An Egor Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Thursday remanded Dickson Uwadinusu, 30, in prison for allegedly threatening to kill his parents. The Magistrate, Mrs E.E. Edokpayi, who frowned at the accused person’s act, vowed not to grant him bail, adding that no parent would sue their child to court. Edokpayi said that if the accused person was granted bail, he would go home and continue the same act or even do more. She ruled that bail for the accused person would be considered in the next adjourned date and adjourned…

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COURT ORDERS THE ARREST OF APC LEADER, BISI AKANDE’S BROTHER FOR FRAUD AND THREAT TO LIFE

By Gbenga Olarinoye Osogbo – An Osogbo chief magistrate court has issued warrant of arrest against the chairman of the Governing Board of Osun state College of Education, Ila Orangun, Mr. Niyi Akande who is currently under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC . Mr Akande is the younger brother of the first National chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC and former governor of Osun state. Though police are yet to pick up Akande, but security sources told newsmen in Osogbo that operatives are already seeking…

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OSHIOMHOLE FINALLY SACKS UROMI TRADITIONAL RULER

The face off between the Adams Oshiomhole’s Edo state government and the monarch of Uromi town has reached a climax, with his deposition. Oshiomhole government in a terse statement  today by secretary Professor Julius Ihonvbere announced government’s decision. Government in a letter today  conveyed its decision to the deposed king, Ojuromi of Uromi. The letter addressed him  ordinarily as Mr Aselm O Edenojie. The government statement  which was entitled:  “Deposition from Office as Ojuromi of Uromi: Addendum”, read: “Please be informed that the initial Exco decision of 26th October 2016 has…

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UPDATE ON BOMB ALERT AROUND JABI LAKE

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A parcel, suspected to be Improvised Explosives Device, has been found under the Jabi bridge, near the Shoprite shopping mall, Abuja. Policemen, including operatives of the Anti-bomb squad, blocked the access road to the bridge, and directed motorists to alternative routes. The alarm, however turned out to be false as the bomb disposal unit discovered the parcel to be a container said to have been left under the bridge by the Federal Capital Territory Water Board. Our correspondent who visited the scene, observed that the situation had…

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FANI KAYODE TAKEN TO COURT , GRANTED BAIL

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday granted bail to a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani- Kayode, in the sum of N50m after he was arraigned on five counts of N26m fraud. Fani-Kayode, a Director of Media and Publicity in the campaign organisation of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, pleaded not guilty to all the five counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The EFCC accused the defendant of diverting N26m allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser while Sambo Dsuki was…

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