Son Allegedly Uses Mother For Money Rituals, Smashes Her Head

Taiwo Akinola, 29, was on Sunday arrested for allegedly attempting to murder his mother, Mrs Alice Iyabo Akinola, for a money-making ritual. Taiwo was arrested after his nephew, Faruk, raised an alarm upon seeing his grandmother covered in blood in their home at  No.2 Raji Ajanaku street, Alaja Road, Ayobo, Lagos. According to a press statement made available by the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, the incident happened on Sunday. The statement revealed that Taiwo, who is believed to be a cultist had wanted to…

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Tambuwal Replies Tinubu, Says He Has Charisma To Be President

By Akinwale Kasali Following the  defection of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the All Progressives Congress, APC, which has led to brickbats between the political parties and the defectors, Tambuwal has lambasted APC stalwart and leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying he has what it takes to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari for the presidential seat in 2019. Tambuawal made this known while reacting to the statement of the APC National Leader, Ahmed Tinubu, about his exit from the ruling party. According…

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Nigeria Escape FIFA’s Ban, As FG Recognises Pinnick As NFF Boss

By Akinwale Kasali For the umpteenth time in less than a decade, Nigeria has escaped FIFA’s dangling hammer for power tussle by the Nigeria Football federation, NFF. The leadership tussle between Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa can be traced back to the Goodluck Jonathan administration, before it escalated few months back, forcing FIFA to wield the big stick on the NFF. he Presidency on Monday said it recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led executives of the Nigerian Football Federation as the authentic executives of the federation. The Senior Special Assistant to the…

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Trump, Obama, Others Pour Accolades On Aretha Franklin

American President Donald Trump and two of his predecessors, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have joined the world in paying tributes to the late singer, Aretha Franklin, who died on Thitsday aged 76 after a prolonged battle with cancer. US President Donald Trump paid tribute to music icon Aretha Franklin upon her death Thursday as “a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God, her voice.” “She will be missed!” he tweeted of the legendary singer, who died at home in Detroit at age 76. Barack Obama on Thursday paid…

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UN Exposes FG Over Dapchi Girls Release

By Akinwale Kasali The United Nations has exposed the Federal Government over the release of the Dapchi girls that were abducted months back. UN disclosed that the FG paid a huge ransom to Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in March 2018. The government had denied reports that it paid millions of Euros for the release of the girls, noting that the hostages were released in exchange for detained Boko Haram commanders. But the UN report stated that ransom from abductions, donations from charity groups and…

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NEC Move To Decentralise Police Operations Due To Insecurity

The National Economic Council presided over by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday commenced the process that may eventually lead to the decentralisation of the operations of the Nigerian Police Force as one of the ways to tackle insecurity in the county. The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The council which is chaired by Osinbajo has all state governors and relevant ministers as members. Monguno said the council would set…

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Falconet Bows Out

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of the Falconets of Nigeria to progress beyond the quarter finals stage of the Under-20 FIFA World was dashed earlier today by the Spaniards Under-20 Women national team who defeated the gallant Falconets of Nigeria 2-1. The Nigeria’s Under-20 Women’s team crashed out of the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France having conceded two first half goals, before Peace Efih responded with a goal in the second half of the encounter. All efforts by the Nigerian girls to equalised was dashed as the Spainish defense…

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Barcelona Eyes Pogba

Barcelona president Josep  Bartomeu has left the door open on a potential move for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, after saying the club could still do business before the Spanish transfer window closes, Sky sports reports. Despite being handed the captain’s armband for the opening 2-1 win against Leicester City, Pogba’s comments after the game hinted at tensions at Old Trafford. Asked about Pogba after Barcelona’s 2-1 Super Cup win against Sevilla, Bartomeu said: “I won’t speak of any names, we have respect for all clubs and there are 20 days…

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Osinbajo Wants Immediate Re-Organisation Of SARS

By Akinwale Kasali Following the unpalatable news trending about the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately begin the overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Osinbajo also directed the National Human Rights Commission to set up a panel to probe allegations of rights abuse by the Police unit. The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists. Akande said the…

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Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Boss, Mahmod Yakubu

By Akinwale Kasali The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, boss, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is presently swimming in trouble waters, as the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday insisted that the Inspector-General of Police must arrest and produce the Chairman, in court on Aug. 16. Justice Stephen Pam gave the order following the absence of Yakubu’s team of lawyers in court and there was no explanation as to why they were absent. Pam said, “At the commencement of proceedings, counsel for the applicant, Kanayo Okafor, informed the court that the Court…

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