TAKING THE BUHARI/JUBRIL STORY SERIOUSLY BY ABIMBOLA ADELAKUN

OPINIONTaking the Buhari/Jubril story seriously Abimbola Adelakun Those who refute the story of the substitution of President Muhammadu Buhari with a certain Jubril of Sudan typically deny the possibility of such and then descend to name-calling the conspiracy theorists spreading the rumour (let’s call them the Jibrilists). This approach seemed to have further strengthened the conviction of the Jibrilists who take the virulent denials as proof they are on to something. Those who have tried to discredit the stories based on objective facts might be missing the point. Not all…

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BAD BOYS PLANNING TO ATTACK BENUE BANKS- POLICE

Benue State Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon, has raised the alarm that some unscrupulous elements were planning to invade and attack some second generation banks in the state ahead of the Yuletide season.  CP Ene, who disclosed this to newsmen, on Thursday, said intelligence report had it that the bad boys were moving from the eastern part of Nigeria to attack a bank in the state but assured that the command had gone ahead to fortify all banks in the state security wise to nip the planned attack in the…

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WHY NYSC TOOK ACTION AGAINST DAVIDO

Samson Folarin The National Youth Service Corps says it has communicated with popular musician, David Adeleke aka Davido, over his activities during his service year. The NYSC Director of Information, Adenike Adeyemi, however, did not say what punishment had been meted out to Davido who has broken several NYSC bye-laws The artiste, our correspondent gathered, violated many of the scheme’s regulations. Davido’s enrolment for the NYSC had created a stir, as he became the cynosure of all eyes at the Iyana Ipaja, Lagos orientation camp where he had submitted himself…

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MAN SENTENCED TO 5YRS IMPRISONMENT FOR SODOMISING MINOR IN NIGER

Enyioha Opara, Minna     One Haruna Magaji of the Limawa Ward in Minna, Niger State, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment without an option of fine by a Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly sodomising a minor. According to the Police First Information Report, one Suleiman Ibrahim of the Limawa Ward reported to the police at ‘A’ Division, Minna, that he was in his house when he heard the victim’s cry for help. Ibrahim said he came out and saw people asking the boy what had happened to him, and the…

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EDO SET TO CRASH THE PRICE OF RICE

Anna Okon The Edo State Government has said that its Food and Agro Fair will hold in Benin City, the state capital, and will ensure that farmers sell food items directly to consumers at affordable prices during the Yuletide. The Commissioner for Wealth Creation, Cooperatives and Employment, Emmanuel Usoh, was quoted in a statement as saying that the maiden edition of the fair was a marketplace, where food and agricultural produce would sell for lower prices during the season. He said the fair would give farmers the opportunity to sell…

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NYSC CANCELS DAVIDO’S SERVICE YEAR

It appears that the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) has cancelled the compulsory one-year orientation exercise embarked on by David ‘Davido’ Adeleke. The ‘Fall’ singer said the scheme cancelled his service in a comment on Instagram. Reacting to a post made by Adesegun Adeosun, Nigerian music promoter better known as Smade who just finished his three-week NYSC orientation program, and got a letter of recommendation  Davido wrote “Naso dem cancel my own”. The 26-year-old singer, who graduated from Babcock University in 2015 after studying music, had registered for NYSC in 2018…

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VIGILANTE SHOOTS MAN DEAD OVER HAIRCUT IN BAUCHI

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi A member of a vigilante group has reportedly shot and killed a young man, whose name was given as Abbati Mahmud, at the Rariya Quarters in Bauchi metropolis, Bauchi State. The incident occurred when the group was enforcing compulsory shaving of heads by men in the area. Confirming the incident to Northern City News on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Police Command, Kamal Abubakar, said the command received the report on December 2 and arrested two suspects in connection with the incident. He stated,…

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BUHARI AND ANGRY BISHOPS BY FOLA OJO

Fola Ojo I always get excited about election seasons in Nigeria. The action and inaction on the gruelling political gridiron are both amusing and bemusing. Keep your eyes wide open, you will see a lot. Keep your ears to the ground, you will hear plenty. You will see the ugly and hear the disturbing. Some of the things you see and hear may make you hop-skip-and-jump in excitement. Others may drop you down on your knees in a crumble as you grow downcast from oozes out of a depressing polity…

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NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENT DROWNS FLEEING FROM POLICE

A 25-year-old man, Anu Yusuf, a newly admitted Mechanical Engineering student, has drowned while attempting to escape from some policemen at Isheri community area of Ogun State. Incidentally, the police were not after Anu, but rather chasing some hoodlums in the community. But when Anu saw them, fearing the worse, he bolted. He was alleged to have jumped into a river and drowned. The incident occurred on November 29, about noon. The policemen allegedly went to the community to collect their usual ‘toll’ from an Indian hemp seller when the…

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