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April 24, 2017 3:02 PM Police drag woman to court for attempting to jump into Lagos lagoon

The accused, who was arraigned on a charge of attempting to killing herself, pleaded not guilty. But the prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin insisted that the accused committed the offence on March 24 at about 10.00 a.m. on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. He said the businesswoman was, however, prevented by security operatives from killing herself 8

April 24, 2017 9:16 AM Kano Pillars shop for new coach as Ikhana quits

Four-time Nigeria League champions, Kano Pillars, have begun the search for a new coach following the resignation of their erstwhile Technical Adviser, Kadiri Ikhana. Ikhana is understood to have quit his position at Pillars owing to ill-health and the board of the Kano team have since approved his resignation. In a press statement signed by its media 10

April 24, 2017 7:41 AM Jonathan reacts to Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s death

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke as an icon and a great philanthropist. Jonathan stated that the “void his death has caused will be hard, if not impossible to fill”. “I received the news of the death of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke with a sense of great personal loss. It is hard to imagine that the very lively 14

April 24, 2017 4:14 AM Ortom calls for ranching as panacea for herdsmen clashes

MAKURDI—BOTHERED by the spate of bloody clashes between Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country and Benue State in particular, Governor Samuel Ortom weekend urged Nigerians to encourage the herdsmen to resort to ranching rather than wild crazing. This came as the Tiv diaspora forum, comprising sons and daughters of Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa expressed 12

April 24, 2017 4:03 AM Why Buhari should go for second term — Oyegun, APC chairman

Chief Odigie-Oyegun was one of Nigeria’s most accomplished civil servants having retired as a permanent secretary in the eighties. His first political advent was in the early nineties when he beat the odds to emerge governor of the newly created Edo State in January, 1992 on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP. As governor he was one of those 15

April 23, 2017 11:32 PM Famakinwa: South-West govs shift Abeokuta parley

The six South West governors have shifted their regional meeting slated for Abeokuta. The meeting would have held today. The meetings are in-line with an agreement by the governors to continue meeting on a regular basis despite their political differences in order to pursue a unified framework for tackling the various challenges in the South-West. They would 12

April 23, 2017 11:16 PM Nigerians did not elect you to function as “Friday President”, Fayose tells Buhari

The governor, who said he was glad that his constructive criticism was getting to the President and his handlers, noted that it was not enough for the President of a country like Nigeria to be seen in public only while attending Friday Jumat service at the Presidential Villa, videos of his activities should be made public too. Speaking on Sunday, through 10

April 23, 2017 11:11 PM Tension in Osun over ex-Gov Adeleke’s death; autopsy ordered

OSOGBO—THERE was tension in Osun State over the decision to carry out an autopsy on the corpse of the first executive governor of the state, Sen Isiaka Adeleke, who died, yesterday, in Osogbo after allegedly suffering a heart attack. Adeleke, a serving senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, was said to have died at Bikets Hospital in the state 17

April 23, 2017 9:15 PM Osun APC mourns Isiaka Adeleke

The Osun chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the death of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke as a great blow to the party. Adeleke, a sitting senator and former governor of Osun died in the early hours of April 23. Mr Kunle Oyatomi, the party’s Publicity Secretary, spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Osogbo 14

April 23, 2017 9:15 PM Senator Adeleke’s Burial Date Shifted For Autopsy |

The burial of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, which was earlier scheduled for 4:pm on Sunday, has been postponed. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adeleke, a former civilian governor of Osun, died in the earlier hours of Sunday at Biket Hospital in Osogbo. Adeleke’s corpse, which was brought to his residence in Ede at 1:10 pm in preparation for the Islamic 14