ROYAL FRAUD: COMPANIES ASSOCIATED WITH OONI OF IFE LISTED AS BIG PLAYERS IN HOUSING FRAUD

The Ooni of Ife, Yoruba’s foremost traditional ruler, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, is presently embroiled in a real estate mega fraud after some of his companies allocated apartments and land that existed only on paper to hundreds of investors. Apart from the revelation that hundreds of investors were never refunded after several years, the housing scheme, Gran Imperio Group’s multi-million-naira Essential Homes, has been described by many as the biggest fraud seen yet in Nigeria’s real estate history. According to a report by the Foundation for Investigative Journalism, Oba Ogunwusi and…

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NIGERIAN MILITARY PUSHES BACK BOKO HARAM AFTER THEY ENTERED MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE CAPITAL

  By Duku JOEL, Maiduguri A combined troops of ground and air component of Operation Lafiya Dole on Tuesday evening pushed Boko Haram fighters out of Maiduguri after the insurgents lunched a heavy attack on Jidari Polo area of the city. The insurgents, according to residents, came into the area and started shooting recklessly and throwing explosive devices in different directions. Some of the residents informed the insurgents were throwing grenade rockets launchers into civilian residences, causing fear and panic. The attack, which started around 5.30pm close to the break…

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AKEREDOLU CELEBRATES FUNMIAYINKE WAHEED ADEKOJO AS PHILANTHROPIST WINS ONDO STATE WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

AKEREDOLU CELEBRATES FUNMIAYINKE WAHEED ADEKOJO AS SHE WINS ONDO WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has congratulated Engr Dr FunmiAyinke Waheed Adekojo on the conferment of the Ondo State Woman of the Year on her by the Heroes magazine. The Governor, in his congratulatory message stated that the State is proud of her laudable achievements in her chosen field as well as her philanthropic activities. The Award, which makes her the ninth woman to be so honoured was a climax to a month that…

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17 SOUTHERN GOVERNORS MEET, BAN OPEN GRAZING, MOVEMENT OF CATTLE BY FOOT, CALL FOR NATIONAL DIALOGUE MEETING

The first ever meeting held by the 17 governors of the Southern states of Nigeria took place yesterday 11th may,  2021. It was held in Delta Government House and hosted by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. The meeting resolved as follows: 1. People of Southern states are committed to the unity of Nigeria on the basis of justice, equity and fairness and peaceful co-existence between and among Nigerians for economic development and prosperity. 2. The forum observed criminal bandits in Southern states have posed a severe security challenge and our people are…

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BUHARI MAKES STRATEGIC APPOINTMENT ON JOB CREATION

By Nduka Chiejina The Federal government of Nigeria has approved the appointment of Dr Abdulkarim Ali Obaje, as the National Coordinator (NC) for Federal CARES Support Unit, Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES). NG-CARES is being implemented in the 36 States of the federation and the FCT and the appointment of Dr Abdulkarim Ali Obaje has been endorsed by the World Bank Nigeria Office. In the appointment letter, signed by the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, the minister noted that the appointment…

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PASTOR DARE ADEBOYE BURIED, SEE PICS FROM THE EVENT

The remains of pastor Dare Adeboye, the third son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), pastor Enoch Adeboye has been laid to rest toady, Newspremise reports. Pastor Dare died in his sleep on Tuesday, May 5, in Eket, Akwa-Ibom state. Newspremises gathered that, Dare, was reportedly prayed for in an attempt to revive him for long hours, by some the RCCG top pastors. According to SharaReporter, top pastors in the church confirmed that, the inability of the family to trace any known ailment to…

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INSECURITY: SOUTHERN GOVERNORS MEET IN ASABA, SEE PICS

There is heavy security in Asaba the Delta State capital as southern governors meet today, Tuesday. Security operatives were seen at strategic points in the capital to forestall any unforeseen occurrences. The road leading to the Government House, the venue of the summit has been barricaded while security at the entrance gate has also been beefed up. The PUNCH gathered that the persistent attacks on police assets and killings of policemen in the south-east and south-south, and kidnappings would be top on the agenda for the meeting. The Chief Press…

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MAN WHO ACCORSTED SARS OVER WRONG PACKING HAS BEEN MISSING FOR 6 YEARS

More ‘atrocities’ committed by some members of the defunct Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad have continually been exposed. One of them is the story of Eric Okwaji, a middle aged man who only challenged the gun wielding men for wrong ‘parking.’ Okwaji, who was whisked away by the SARS Officers for daring to question them has not been seen anywhere since 2014. On one sunny day, SARS officers stormed a neighbourhood in Ajegunle, Lagos. They were on a mission to arrest a suspect. Somehow, Eric Okwaji, a resident got caught up in…

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DEEPER LIFE PASTOR ABDUCTED IN AKURE

Some unknown gunmen attacked a branch of the Deeper Life Christan Church located at Irese Community in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State on Monday evening and abducted the pastor of the church identified as Otamayomi Ogedengbe. It was gathered that the hoodlums got to the church in a Corolla Toyota car about 9 pm and took the cleric to an unknown destination. A church member, who identified himself simply as Paul, confirmed the incident, saying, “The pastor was kidnapped inside the church. They (kidnappers) came with a…

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BOKO HARAM SHARES FOODSTUFF, MONEY TO RESIDENTS OF OCCUPIED PARTS OF BORNO, YOBE, SEE PICS

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād have distributed Ramadan welfare packages to some residents of Borno and Yobe states. SaharaReporters gathered that the package distributed by the insurgents included rice, beans, millet, maize, sugar, spageheti and cash gifts. A security source said the gesture was to induce the villagers to join the group’s ranks as militants. “Imagine, they (insurgents) claimed that the gesture was aimed at assisting villagers to perform Ramadan fast and…

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