BUHARI’S GULAG: WE ARE ALL SOWORE – PUNCH

At about the same time that President Muhammadu Buhari eventually consented to let Shiite leader, Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, go on medical pilgrimage to India, another executive prisoner was making his way to jail. Omoyele Sowore, founder of SaharaReporters and one of the presidential candidates in the 2019 elections, was arrested by the DSS for daring to call for #RevolutionNow. The significance of this “prisoner-swap” was not lost on all of us. A close friend whispered to me that, “The President must be under strict instructions from his spiritual advisers (they are…

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I SOLD PURE WATER ON THE STREETS OF LAGOS -SUPER EAGLES FORWARD, VICTOR OSIMHEN

Victor Osimhen has opened up about his grass to grace story in the city of Lagos. In his latest interview with BBC Osimhen revealed how tough it was for him growing up as a child. The Super Eagles striker, who has already scored five goals in Ligue 1 this season for Lille, said he once hawked sachet water on the streets of Lagos when he just seven-years-old. “I came from a very poor background, seven children and I was the last born. I lost my mom at the age of…

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EFCC SPEAKS ON THE STAGE OF FORMER HOSF , OYO-ITA’S INVESTIGATION

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday said it was still investigating the former Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, over an alleged N3.6 billion allegedly traced to accounts linked to her. The money was suspected to be kickbacks from contractors in Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday directed her to proceed on an indefinite retirement leave and replaced her with Dr Yemi-Esan in acting capacity. When contacted on when Oyo-Ita would be arraigned, the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, simply…

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NIGERIAN TEENAGE MAGIC SENSATION, BABS CARDINI TALKS ABOUT HOW HE STARTED MAGIC AT 16, AND HIS PARENTS AND SOCIETY’S ATTITUDE TO IT, SEE PIX

4   Nigeria’s teenage magician, Babatunde Kasumu, popularly known as Babs Cardini, tells GBENRO ADEOYE about how he became a magician, his life as a magician, best tricks, among others How did you learn magic? When I was young, I loved watching magic shows on TV, so I have had the passion since then. I felt I must become a magician and eventually I became one. I’m gifted; it takes time to learn these things but I did it under two days. It also surprised me as it took some…

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SUSPECT IN CHILDREN KIDNAPPING REFUSES TO TALK AFTER ARREST

Afeez Hanafi A suspect arrested in connection with the abduction of two children in the Ilasamaja area of Lagos has remained silent on his complicity in the crime. The suspect identified simply as Christian was caught on Sunday, September 15, in the neighbourhood by a resident, Eddy Bassey, who reportedly saw him and the children – Raphael Ogunwole and Godwin Mbachu – together on the day the kids went missing. The four-year-old children live in the same compound on Oluwakemi Street, Ilasamaja, and were playing in front of their house…

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BUHARI REACTS ANGRILY TO ACCUSATIONS IN UN REPORT BLAMING IT FOR VIOLENCE IN THE COUNTRY

Nigeria said the report “scratches the surface of the subject then ends up blaming the government under the able leadership” of President Muhammadu Buhari (pictured June 2019) Nigeria on Friday rejected the findings of a UN report on violence in the country accusing it of simply blaming the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. “While we agree that the violence in Nigeria, or in any country, is a major concern and that there is a rippling effect, we are disappointed that the rapporteur was silent on intra-group violence,” presidential spokesman Garba…

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WIKE’S NEW FIUND LOVE WITH FAYEMI SETS TONGUE WAGGING

There is no gainsaying the fact that recent weeks have been challenging for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The opposition party has been battling with cold since one of its  pillar of strength , perceived financier and governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, sneezed. The party has suffered one sleepless night after the other since the Rivers State governor stormed out of the venue of the presidential primaries of the party from which Alhaji Atiku Abubakar emerged the presidential candidate of the PDP in the build-up to the 2019 general…

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SOUTHERN LEADERS WARN AGAINST DUMPING OF ZONING IN 2023

Olusola Fabiyi, Femi Makinde, Mudiaga Affe, Tunde Ajaja and Alexander Okere The controversy over the alleged witch-hunt of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ahead of the 2023 Presidency by a pro-North group in the Presidency is far from over as prominent leaders of the South-West, South-South and South-East have lent their voices to the matter. They are a leader of the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo; elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark; and a former governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife. They spoke just as other groups from the South…

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